Ashutosh Tiwari's Profile


Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Michigan Technological University, Michigan, where he has been since 2009. Prior to his appointment at Michigan Tech he was at University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) from 2000 to 2009. At UMMS he started out as a postdoc in 2000 but quickly rose through the ranks to the level of Research Assistant Professor (2005). Dr. Tiwari is a trained protein chemist and cell biologist and the long term research goal of his lab is to understand consequences of protein misfolding and aggregation in vitro and how it relates to misfolding and aggregation in vivo, and its implication for neurodegenerative diseases. Research in his lab focuses on analysis of biochemical and biophysical properties including stability, post-translational modifications, and aggregation propensity of proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), prion diseases, and Huntington’s disease (HD), that misfold and show intracellular or extracellular aggregates at the end stage of the disease. Dr. Tiwari is applying unique biochemical and biophysical approaches (including novel fluorescent molecules) to study consequences of protein misfolding in vitro and how it relates to misfolding in vivo, and the role molecular crowding plays in the process.
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Projects that Ashutosh has supported

CS4All: Bringing Computer Science to K-12 Students

Computer Science is essential for every 21st century student, yet K-12 teachers have little support for getting up to speed in this field. Our program brings the teaching expertise of Michigan Tech's Computer Science Department to students in the Copper Country, and it nurtures a community of teachers helping one another bring coding experience to their classrooms.

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